The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom Thursday, May 31st, 2012
thursday, may 31
Hands on a Hardbody
Based on the documentary film of the same name, Hands on a Hardbody features a brilliant score from Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio, along with a masterful story by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright. It’s been a tough year for the ten strangers competing for a new hardbody truck, but now their fate is in their hands. Over the next 144 hours they will laugh, cry and push their bodies and minds to the limits as they fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new truck.
La Jolla Playhouse, Mandell Weiss Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive in La Jolla, 8 p.m., tickets from $40, 858-550-1010, lajollaplayhouse.org.
friday, june 1
A comedy about love and the end of an era. During the dying days of the disco, a group of Hollywood has-beens and hangers-on gather at The Desert Knight – onetime hideaway of Tinseltown’s “twilight” set.
Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $40, 858-598-7620, moxietheatre.com.
saturday, june 2
Sonic Indie Music Expo
Sonic is a music expo held in support of independent record stores and to promote the hobby of music collecting. There will be a beer garden and gourmet food trucks on site. There will be performances by Los Angeles artists The New Limb and Bullet & Snowfox, Orange County’s The Colourist and This Time with Feeling, and San Diego’s own The New Kinetics, Kelsea Little and the 78s, The Very, and Tan Sister Radio.
North Park Community Park, 4100 Idaho Street in North Park, noon – dusk, tickets $11.50 pre-sale, $15 at the gate, 619-284-0156, sonic-con.com.
sunday, june 3
The Old Globe’s world-famous Shakespeare Festival returns again this summer and begins with Richard III, one of the most diabolical and outrageous villains in all of literature. A ruthless Machiavellian, the brilliant and power-hungry lord embarks on a bloody campaign to seize and keep the English crown. Shakespeare paints an unforgettable portrait of obsession, seduction, betrayal and a man who would be king.
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, 8 p.m., tickets from $15, 619-234-5623, theoldglobe.org.
monday, june 4
Fresh Sound presents David Shively performing concert and installation works in media ranging from traditional percussion to Hungarian cimbalom to analog electronics and feedback systems. Anthony Burr, clarinet, will be a guest performer. Fresh Sound is dedicated to bringing San Diego music that is new, and fresh. Fresh Sound presents David Shively as part of their music series featuring musicians from New York.
Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street between J and K in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $15, 619-889-6742, freshsoundmusic.com.
tuesday, june 5
Cruisin’ Califas: The Art of Lowriding
The personalized automobiles known as lowriders, are part of a subculture whose aesthetic tendencies cross over into the world of fine art. This exhibition will feature a display of several full-size cars and motorcycles that have been created in the lowrider style. Accompanying the vehicles will be paintings and sculptures made by the vehicle designers and owners and other prominent artists influenced by lowrider culture.
Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way in Oceanside, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., admission $8, 760-435-3720, oma-online.org.
wednesday, june 6
A mysterious tale about a lowly debt collector, who, under the management of a mechanical, tyrannical overseer, undergoes a radical transformation of spirit in the process of collecting outstanding debts. Performed with puppets, toy theatre and stop motion animation.
3rd Space, 4610 Park Blvd. in San Diego, 8 p.m., tickets $15, animalcrackerconspiracy.com.
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